On a walk along the Mill Creak Streamway trail this past Saturday, I was able to capture a great blue heron fishing, posing, and then perching in a tree.  While the capture of the heron with the fish is nothing like the amazing shots regularly posted by Phil Lanoue, it’s the first time I’ve even seen a bird catch a fish like that, so I was pretty excited to catch it on film, even if it’s not the most spectacular shot ever taken.

What do you think?  Do you have a favorite shot below?

GBH 1_edited-1

Great Blue Heron Photo #1.  Caught a fish from the melting stream and gobbled it down in one bite.

GBH 2_edited-1

Great Blue Heron Photo #2.  Posing for pics after a fishy snack.

GBH 3_edited-1

Great Blue Heron Photo #3.  Perched up in a tree.

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    • Really? Better than the first with the fish in his mouth? Okay, that shot would have been better with a better zoom lens…

      • That’ll teach me for looking at it on my mobile. I didn’t see the fish. It was the profile view. Looking at it on my lappy, yeah, that one does look better

      • I just wish the shot was closer/clearer/…. Maybe next time. PS I’m borrowing the British term “lappy.” I hadn’t heard that before, and it’s cute.

      • LOL Although it has the same syllables as laptop, it seems easier to say. And it’s more informal

        I’m always wishing with my photos .. something in a different light, something not in the way, being closer, being further away, I don’t think we will ever be happy with our own photos.

      • That’s probably good, though. It’s what keeps us trying and trying some more. 🙂

  1. Wow, what a bird! I like the one in the middle just because he looks so unusual…thanks for sharing the photos! 🙂

    • Thanks! I usually come across a heron every so many nature trail walks. Lucky for me they’re such big birds so I can usually get a decent shot or two. 🙂

  2. Very cool. I love blue herons. I’m having trouble picking a favorite this time!

  3. I like the third best also, although it is great to capture a bird with prey in its mouth.

  4. Again some fantastic captures. The third one is my favourite.

  5. What a shot (s)! They are so timid!


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About Sage Scott

Shutterbug Sage began as a 365 photo project.


Animals, Nature, Photography


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